This is the first post in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed – build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. Software development is moving towards continuity. The recent emphasis on continuous integration, built-in testing, constant monitoring, and feedback telemetry all point toward an overall trend in the software industry: increasing the ability to react. To become real-time businesses. As organizations explore what these changes mean for them,

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Last week, I was going through some specifications in Confluence with a relatively new Atlassian employee. As he was looking for a page he'd recently worked on, I casually mentioned, "Just hit G then R." He did, and the Recently viewed pages popup appeared, letting him see all the pages he'd been working on recently. Him: "MATE! I didn't know about this! You're my hero." Me: "No worries mate." Alright, maybe he didn't say I was his hero, but it made me realize that it's quite easy for Atlassians

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We recently released Confluence 5.5 to improve how you create and manage ad-hoc tasks in the flow of your work. Tasks allow your team to stay transparent, accountable, and most importantly, in one place: Confluence. 3 ways to use tasks in Confluence We use tasks all the time at Atlassian. Here are three ways we've seen tasks used across our intranet. 1. Meeting follow-up action items Let's face it, we all have meetings (often, too many of them). We've written quite a bit about how you can

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I've had a number of people ask me lately, “how can I use priority to better manage issues inside of JIRA?” Throughout my career in software different teams have used priority to communicate different processes inside of their issue tracking systems. Failure to be crisp about the definition of priority makes work more confusing to get done. Allow me to set a few global definitions to frame our discussion: Priority – The relative importance of an issue in relation to other issues

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Stash 3.1: Get more out of your code reviews

In our on-going efforts to continuously provide the best code review experience in Stash, we are excited to deliver two ways for you to better collaborate with your team on code review. From attaching files for more robust code discussions to searching for specific text strings in diffs, get all the details you need for a kick-ass code review process. Try Stash today Search a diff, any diff With commits and pull requests often encompassing multiple files, it's hard to search for specific changes across all

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In February, two of our very own Atlassian Confluence product marketing managers, Matt Hodges and John Wetenhall, hosted a live webinar sharing agile best practices for software development that they’ve learned over the years. They talked about: Agile basics like sprint management and retrospectives Planning, communicating, and executing on quarterly goals Making the best use of JIRA, Confluence, and JIRA Agile Watch the recording, share it with your team If you’re interested

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